The Conversation: Friday, August 18th, 2017

Aug 18, 2017

Rail Finances; Internet Freedom; Honolulu Complete Streets

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City Councilman Calls for Audit of Rail: Trevor Ozawa

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The uncertainty over where all the money for Honolulu’s rail project may soon be addressed. This week, the Honolulu City Council approved a resolution to audit the project.

Intro Music: Another Sunny Day by Belle & Sebastian

Will the Legislature Fund Rail? Wayne Yoshioka

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In the wake of a busy week for rail, including new charges of lax internal oversight, we wanted to ask HPR’s Political Reporter for a progress report.

Outro Music: Sunflowers by The Deli

Civil Beat Reality Check

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New Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto has the Governor’s support but as Civil Beat reporter Suevon Lee finds, the Governor says he had no hand in her selection.

Intro Music: Happy by Ashanti

Outro Music: Good Ride by Andy Frasco and the U.N.

Striking a Balance Between Internet Freedom and Law Enforcement: Mike Godwin

Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) sponsored the ‘Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017.’
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The ‘Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017’ is designed to attack the service providers used by sex traffickers. Could this be a well-intentioned effort that is likely to have unintended consequences of its own?

Intro Music: Cathcfire (Sun Sun Sun) - Edx Radio Edit by Spada, Anna Leyne

Outro Music: Good To Know by Chris Robinson

Complete Streets Check-In: Mike Packard

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What is the best way to improve a city? Some people would start with a look at the streets; and not just the cars.

Intro Music: Teahouse On The Tracks by Donald Fagen

Outro Music: Aber by Tobtok